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way from 121 down towards the split. our next stop 66 headed eastbound in virginia. all clear, nice and green. you're moving at speed here through centreville and ending with a glance at 95 headed southbound. near the thornburg area we're getting word of some brush fires taking away some lanes for drivers right before route 3. you're definitely going to want to watch for crews. my advice, avoid this if you can. 95 and thornburg avoid it if you can. >>> hurricane earl is continuing to spin towards the east coast. it's forecast to at least graze north carolina's outer banks or more late thursday but virginia's governor isn't taking any chances. governor bob mcdonnell will declare an emergency later this morning. 9news now's kristin fisher has the latest. >> reporter: well current forecast put the eye of the storm hitting just about 200 miles east of virginia beach but governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any chances. he wants to go ahead and declare an emergency today just in case earl comes closer to making landfall so the national guard and state manual personnel have enough time to
in, in the next half hour. hey, virginia it's 66 headed eastbound you're already slow. from 50 over to 153 that's plus five minutes and that is growing and let's look at some 90s now. video, this is from yesterday. this is the scene out on 95 southbound near -- or after thornburg and this is a tractor- trailer that was on fire as you can see it sparked some brush fires in the area. we're still dealing with this problem this morning. in fact, crews still on the scene this morning taking away lanes as needed. so expect to slowdown. we're not seeing delays anything like this right now and expect to slowdown crossing over thornburg right before route 3. i'll send it back to peggy. >>> at top of the hour here's a look at some of the stories happening today. mid east peace talks come to washington. it's the first face-to-face meeting in two years. >>> ground breaking today for a new home for the national cancer institute. it's off shady grove road in rockville, maryland. eventually it will house 2100 workers. >>> the dramatic candidate for mayor in d.c. take part in a debate today. it's
front slicing through pennsylvania, west virginia in to parts of virginia. i want to switch it to live doppler 9000 hd because i zoomed in to the area in west virginia an the state line, west of new market, southwest of winchester approaching strasburg, front royal. it is moving to the east. these are light sprinkles, not much rain to talk about. temperature-wise, the clouds and southerly winds have held us in the 70s. cool spot reston at 70. we are at 77. going up to near 90. upper 80s by noon and also for 5:00 look for for sun and some wind. go over to angie goff. >> rev up the engines folks, we are getting geared up for a new hour. one issue out there we are dealing with. a water make main break on 410 where it meets 295. one lane on the right side getting by in both directions. moving to 270, take it outside. it is a problem free commute past father hurley to the split. as we move to virginia, 495 in virginia from the wilson bridge to 95 up to 66 looks like drivers are moving at speed. the same situation for those of you traveling 395. no incidents or accidents along the
, a campus alert in virginia. the school where students say they want to carry concealed weapons. >> a local gathering tonight involving the controversy of the protest of the burning of the koran. >>> intense reactions to a florida pastor's plans to burn the koran on september 11 are surfacing in our region. >> it has led to outrage from the obama administration and every corner of the country. members of the muslim community in silver spring feel the same way. jay korff has the new reaction. >> tonight, the muslims met with members of other faiths to talk about the koran and dispel myths about a holy text that one religious leader in florida plants to burn. pastor terry jones has about 50 members in his congregation, but right now the message from his pulpit is commanding a worldwide audience. >> our burning of the koran is drawing attention that something is wrong. >> he plans on burning copies of the islamic holy text saturday, the anniversary of the september 11 attacks come his way of protesting radicalism. >> i think what sometimes escape the news media, we have also received quite a b
>>> gunfire shatters the quiet in one peaceful northern virginia enabled. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kmberly suiters. >>> a quick check on our forecast with chuck belthis morning. a little warmer now than compared to yesterday, right, chuck? >> very much so. tht's the story -- why is my brain not working already? >> let's start over. hi, i'm kimberly. >> that story will be repeated for many hours thrghout the day. on the whole a couple degrees warmer today than yesterday. you're going to notice the change as we go rough the rest of the afternoon all ahead of a weather front which promises to bring the return of some sligh ly cooler temperatures back into the area pour tomorrow. right now, though, temperature 63 downtown. there are cool spots on the map out into fairfax an loudoun county. temperatures in the low 50s this morning. even a few upper 40s in the sheltered most valleys up to the panhandle of west virginia even upper montgomery county. there might be a couple of 4s on the map. generally speaking we're going to have a pleasant day today. there are extra c
in prison. that case is prompting changes at virginia dmv. bob mcdonnell has ordered that agency to stop accepting federal identification cards as proof of residence. martinelli montano used such a card to get an i.d. >>> a northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a couple who owned a business many thought was the heart and soul of the community. the owners of nichols hardware store died in a car accident. jane watrel has their story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grips with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here
was fleed unharmed. >> yes, virginia, there is a santa claus. we can say yes, virginia, there will be christmas in leesburg. bruce leshan is live there with an explanation. bruce. >> yeah, lesley. this is the issue that just will not seem to go away. e-mails flew again this year suggesting that the board of supervisors plan to ban all religious displays here at the loudoun county courthouse, including nativity scenes and christmas trees. but, the board voted overwelmingly today to throw the doors open to all, including perhaps some unwanted guests. >> one, two, three. >> the holidays a big deal in leesburg. >> merry christmas. >> a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, a manora seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some worry things will get out of hand. >> i don't want any witness or juror pass a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun. what we decided today would authorize that. >> the lone nay vote as the board of supervisors allowed the first ten people to apply to leave almost any kind of display. >> say tin worship, w
. >> maryland looks great, virginia, too. the entire region. run through the numbers for you. these are for maryland and numbers will get cooler in to tomorrow. but what a great way to start the day. start in the 40s in garrett county and deep creek lake. you can see how the numbers improve somewhat. i think we will be struggling in more to see an 80-degree mark. it is possible. one or two may be with us but the numbers are fantastic. as with look at the next couple of days, tomorrow will be even a couple of degrees cooler than today. and we have sunshine to boot. absolutely delightful. angie, how about the maryland roads? >> a traffic alert that comes from upper marlboro. thank you, tom. right now the report of the accident is at ritchie-marlboro road. please be careful heading that way. now live to colesville road where it meets university. tracking the head lates. they are moving at speed. and here's 355 and shady grove. lanes are open for business at this intersection here. it is 6:10. 9 news now will be back after these messages. you could switch for great gas mileage or
that was the forerunner to fox television. he donated tens of millions of dollars though the university of virginia and the library of congress. he was 95 years old. >>> democrats in richmond say they have reservations about governor mcdonnell's plan to privatize liquor sales. the republican leader wants to sell the state's 332 abc stores then the commonwealth will auction off 1,000 liquor licenses. plans call for the profits to go to highway projects in the old dominion. >> i have always been sort of a -- sort of favoring privatizing wherever it can be done but it has to say money and turn those funds back to the community and i'm not sure i see how they will happen yet but this that is what will happen i think it is a good idea. >> he dropped the plan to tax alcohol drinks in restaurants and bars. >>> coming up ahead on 9 news now, the plan to burn the koran is sparking outrage among muslims the world over. >>> cnn reveals its choice to replace larry king. we will have those stories and more when we come back. >>> president obama is calling on a florida minister to cancel his plans to burn the ko
. james madison on the road against 13th-ranked virginia tech. turns in the play of the game, scoring a 77 yard touchdown. dukes shocked the hokies, 21-16. virginia tech follows to 0-2. college park, maryland, freshman danny o'brien threw three touchdowns in the first half. maryland put up 370 yards of offense, crushing oregon state, 62-3. its highest scoring performance in 3r5 years. navy against georgia southern. not much offense in had game. dobbs's one yard touchdown proved to be the difference. 13-7. and in baseball nationals/marlins. espinoza made a diving catch. gets the runner at first. marlins beat the nationals, 4-1. coming up later today here on nbc 4, check out our countdown to kickoff special at noon previewing the big redskins/cowboys game. big day. >>> next up, news 4's reporter's notebo notebook. we'll be back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. for now here's pat lawson news. >>> good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. well, with two days to go and two weeks of early voting behind them, the candidates for the push for d.c. mayor are
for him. they spotted a car on the side of the road in manassas. he identified himself as a virginia state trooper. further investigation revealed he is not a trooper and there is now a search warrant for his arrest. the man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend is in custody but his vehicle is still missing. tuesday the montgomery county police say joshua prince fired at least one shot at his ex. that sparked a regional manhunt and he later turned himself into police in pennsylvania. authority have not been able to locate the chevy tahoe. authorities will escort prince back to montgomery county where he is facing attempted murder charges. >>> several attack around the university of maryland campus are prompting authorities to step up the patrols this weekend. prince george's county + say there have been at least five robberies around umd in just the last three week. three students were reportedly beaten and robbed last weekend. the robberies were reported on monday within minutes of each other. the university's police chief that he may form a task force to focus this problem. >>> decision
is in the low 60s. only in the 40s now in western maryland and west virginia in many locations. eastern shore is near 60. this dry weather thanks to canadian high pressure pushing in, it will be in place here into saturday with the cooler weather and then sunday a likelihood of rain. it looks like it will end for the skins/cowboys game sunday night. how is our traffic? good morning, it is a huffit ise this morning. no problems to route on route 7. here's a dark look at 28 along the bottom of your screen and the dulles toll road coming at us. very few cars. 66 eastbound, no big trouble spots to start you off this early morning. capital beltway in great shape. headlights are continuing toward the beltway at the posted speed limit. back to you. >>> two women are in the hospital right now after an out of control car went careening in to a restaurant in northwest washington. it happened where florida haavee 18 ath and ucht intersect. there were a lot of people walking around and eating outside. john schriffen reports. >> it's surreal oig. not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witn
easy. kim, thanks so much. still to come on news 4 today, virginia tech fans are probably more than just a bit down this morning. hokies lost another game this weekend. this was a lost no one saw coming. hakim dermish has the highlights in this morning's sports. >>> good morning, everyone. james madison head coach matthews said this week, it's kind of comical to think you're going to go down there and beat them. yesterday matthews and the dukes went to blacksburg and beat 13-ranked virginia tech. they got paid for it, too. the hokies reportedly paid james madison $400,000. now, if you're not familiar, it's a common practice for the larger school to pay the smaller school for travel expenses. what's not common, when the small schools beats up on the big school. and pay attention to this, kids. first quarter, hokies on offense. rain coming down. no problem for tie rod taylor. taylor is smooth. finds boykin for a nine yard touchdown. virginia tech takes a 7-0 lead. looking good early on for the hokies. second quarter, here comes matthews and the dukes. out to sullivan. he makes somethi
charges on his record and faces up to 40 years in prison. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonough unveiled a plan to privatize state-owned liquor stores. he believes that move would bring in hundreds of millions of and right now, there are 332 state-run liquor stores and his plan will allow 1,000 licenses. the state legislator approved that plan. >>> a new study finds there have been more than 85 food recalls while americans continue to wait for congress to update food safety laws. according to the stud net last 49 months, 56 recalls have can occurred in maryland due to contamination by salmonella, and other bacteria. in july tan, the house of representatives passed a bill updating the food safety net. the full senate has yet to act on it. >>> and should rylidgeeous displays be allowed at the courthouse. the vote that is causing controversy ahead of the holiday season. >>> and onlookers watch in horror as a lion goes after the trainer at a hotel in las vegas. >>> stop fighting, do not fight at this show. >> and lady gaga promoting peace during a concert. stopped right here in the nation's
in the mountains of west virginia. very comfortable conditions and you know, you actually get under the blankets for a change. there you go. lots of quiet conditions. high pressure will remain firmly rooted across the washington area today. it will start to push offshore late this afternoon. our winds will shift out of the south and that is why the thinking is we'll be a few degrees warmer than yesterday. if you have outdoor plans today, you're going to go horse back riding, or this kind ever t hing -- that kind of thing, it should be a nice day for it. a little cooler out to the west. >> sounds good. >> let's check in with lauren demarco and get a look at traffic. >> good morning, guys. i do wanted to mention that on metro, between fort totten and glenmont, the red line stayings are closed for maintenance. that will be in effect until tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. all day today, there is shuttle bus service. you are expected to add about 40 minutes onto your commute. give yourself extra sometime. out there on the roads, we do have an accident reported bail road at center ridge drive in oakton,
that are going to continue until, well probably getting picked up about now. 95 northbound in virginia, seeing everybody moving well but the growing volume. back to you in the studio. >>> we're following a developing story out of northern california this morning where a massive fire ball is still burning out of control in the middle of a residential town in san bruno, a neighborhood south of san francisco. the massive explosion and fire ball destroyed more than 50 homes and killed at least one person. fire investigators say it appears to be a natural gas line explosion. dozens of people were injured and many more are still unaccounted for. this morning some neighbors are describing how they escaped the flames. >> i had trouble getting out, i had to -- car was -- i have a car in the driveway but it is burning already. this car was in the garage and able to get in it and i had to lift the garage door manually and jump in and ride out through the fire. and it kind of melted the tail lights a little bit. >> everyone who lives in the immediate area is being evacuated. the cause of the explosion is
in several directions. so far, no injuries have been reported. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 racehorses. four barns near the racetrack in charlestown burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene, as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> at least one person has been killed and three others injured after a small plane crashed on a residential street in southern nevada. authorities say the single-engine plane burst into flames in a crash in henderson monday. witnesses say it crashed upside down. and local residents had to douse it with hodeses before they could rescue the trapped passengers. >>> now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. as we mentioned earlier, tropical storm hermine is pounding most of texas today. other stormy spots include the rest of the gulf coast, from louisiana into georgia. most of florida and around the great lakes. >> the rest of the country is mostly seasonable and pretty dry. in the upper midwest, expect co
stations through the end of this week. a front -- about an hour from now residence in virginia are expected to speak out about a band over holiday decorations. the council will reconsider the ban on religious displays at the county courthouse. the board is expected to make a decision tomorrow. >> in many districts, teachers are being asked to do a lot more with a lot less. schools in fairfax, arlington and alexandria have experienced a jump in enrollment. at the same time by the budgets are much leaner this year. fairfax lost more than $34 million in funding. it >> investigators are announcing that the fire that killed 29 horses in west virginia may have been deliberately set. flames for god's name morning in 3-vote -- in three barnes. -- flames broke out in three s.rnes ♪ >> some claim the speake camera -- this speed cameras making some startling miscalculations. >> today, this camera is focused on -- these cameras are focused on both northbound and southbound routes to 10. drivers are saying that there is no way that the tickets they got there can be valid. >> some state it is highway r
big news happened quietly last week. nobody seemed to notice. this virginia's health care battle with the feds. >> plus, three wild stories. your favorite snooki faces a judge. died letterman treats president obama like a pinata. stay right here. hey what's going on? doing t shipping. man, it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to weigh 'em all. if thosboxes are under 70 lbs. you don't have to weigh em. with these priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits, it ships anywhere in te country for a low flat rate. no weigh? nope. no way. yeah. no weigh? sure. no way! uh-uh. no way. yes way, no weigh. priority mail flat rate box shipping starts at $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. we could've gone a more traditional route... ... but it wouldn't have been nearly as memorable. ♪ >> greta: president obama today in ohio in campaign mode pushing nay economic plan and securing republicans. the president set his sights on john boehner, barbecuing the republican leader for a speech he made ohio. >> the president: there were no new policies
school week here for northern virginia cool start for the day. moms, make sure we have a jacket here. 58 to 59 for the coolest spots and make sure we have sleeves by the afternoon. from the 50s and 60s to the 70s this afternoon. the rest of us this morning, from the 60s rising quickly in to the lower 70s by 10:00 or 11:00, we will stay there from 70 to 74, 75. warmest spots may make it 77, 78. not the 81 we hit yesterday but comfortable dry air in place. overnight in the 50s for everybody. 52 to 58. then as we head to the weekend, temperatures are one or two degrees warmer. similar day yesterday. you can kind of call thursday and saturday the same. cool start. near start to that. that will lead to plenty of sunshine later on today. 54, 84 rather -- 64 at washington. 55 little warmer as we head to the bay and the atlantic as we keep in the 50s and more 60s at the eastern shore. sunshine today. 9 future cast shows that one or two clouds. saturday will be clouds building in late in the afternoon. after noon, you will see more overcast skies late in the day, overnight. then we will build in
that they will make the right decision, which is to bring my daughter back. >> a virginia man chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? >> a virginia father traveled across the country to fight for the daughter he has never met. >> tonight, the fight over baby m and reaches new heights. -- baby emma reaches new heights. >> her adopted family rename her gabriana, but her biological father has gone to court to get her back. the cracks john stopped -- >> and john stopped only to show photos of his adopted daughter. his girlfriend signed papers without his permission. today, they argued before the state supreme court that emma belongs in virginia. >> i live in virginia halfway across the country and they want me to comply with their loss one i.r.c. did everything my state says i have to do. -- with their laws when i already did everything my states as i have to
on their homes. i'll take a closer look at that. >> julie carrey, thank you. >>> investigators in west virginia are looking into whether a upon fire was deliberately set. nearly 30 horses died near the hollywood casino on charlestown on monday. a fire marshal said dogs detected possible traces of a fire accelerant at the scene. the evidence is being test asked result are expected to come back in a few weeks. investigators are reviewing surveillance tapes for 90 possible signs of arson. >>> another metro access driver has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. the powered the driver accused of such a crime. darcy spencer is live outside metro headquarters with this developing story. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. as you mentioned, just within the last year, there have been four separate allegations made of sexual assault against metro access drivers. these the drivers who are supposed to be transporting people with mental and physical challenges. this is the man charged in this latestñr attack. he is 59-year-old samuel kinston of gaithersburg. police say he fonded a woma
at least five families from their homes in herndon, virginia this morning. fire officials stay type of siding on the houses, coupled with some brisk winds led to some significant damage there. julie carey has our report. >> reporter: the mid morning fire at the complex even caught the attention of the tower at dulles airport. a resident snapped this photo of the flame that shot from the roof top. dozens of people fled their homes. >> black smoke was everywhere. it was very scary. >> reporter: even before fire crews arrived, residents outside who saw the smoke realized some neighbors might still be inside unaware. these women went door to door knocking. >> the two families at the end, we got those guys out. and finally, the fire department, they both open this door where it was burning so. and the dogs came out. >> reporter: some cherished pets were among those rescued. several dogs and cat got out safely. so did this bird. the fairfax firefighters battled smoke and flame that damaged five townhome. investigators suspect the blaze started in a shed behind the unit. the vinyl siding w
william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the student was treated before getting cleared to head back to class. a letter was sent home to parents. >>> and fairfax county police are giving drivers fair warning. they're watching a major enforcement campaign that go after distracted drivers in a whole new approach. julie carey tell us what they'll be looking for. >> reporter: the steering wheel in one hand. the cell phone in the other. the latest example of the consequences wednesday night on franconia road. a van ran a red light causing a four vehicle crash. >> eight people were hospitalized because the guy took his phone out to check his facebook update. >> reporter: but they've learn virginia's law against texting while driving is so full of loophole, it is almost unenforceable. only 18 people have been charged this year. they'll attack with it a very tried and true charge. failure to pay full time and attention. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate th
of virginia is releasing details of a plan to put the commonwealth's state-owned liquor stores in private hands. he hopes to raise more than $450 million by selling off the liquor stores. it would be a tax on alcohol bought in bars and restaurants. a number of liquor licenses would be tripled to 1,000. critics of the plan say that could lead to a liquor store on every corner. but the governor's office says that's not the case. the plan reserves most of the licenses for large outlets, greshry and discount scores. >>> a montgomery county bus caught fire in silver spring tonight. a witness caught the bus as it was engulfed in flames. it happened about 7:00 along colville road. nobody was hurt. we're told the fire started in the engine. the busas destroyed. >>> firefighters had their hands full with a four-alarm fire in baltimore this evening. the flames began on one side of the street. then were whipped by winds to the other side. 11 row houses were on fire at one point at one time. one firefighter was treated for minor injuries. nobody else was injured. it's still not clear yet what started
it will go ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four barns near the racetrack in charles town burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> san francisco police have arrested a daredevil climber who managed to scale a 58-story downtown building. stuntman dan goodwin, also known as skyscraper man, managed to climb up the city's millennium tower and unfurl an american flag at the top. it took good conserve win about three hours to scale the 645-foot residential building. goodwin used suction cups, not ropes, for that big climb. >> nothing stopped him. >>> here's another impressive man. a southern california man is nurse something sore feet this morning after setting a new world record for running in the sand. >> christian burke began his trek in hermosa beach at noon on sunday and ran for 24 straight hours. his idea was to raise money for the town's cash-poor schools which fa
virginia on friday. he may be traveling with a woman in a 2008 sill very kia spectra with maryland tag number 1 ewb 10. the vehicle is using a spare tire in place of a missing tire. >>> and it was high drama at the adams morgan day. a police officer shot and killed a dog. sarah simmons joins us with the details. >> reporter: it started when two dogs got into a fight in a crowded street. a pit bull attacked a poodle on 18th street yesterday afternoon. bystanders tried to separate them but both dogs reportedly bit at least one person. eventually a police officer stepped in, threw the pit bull down some stairs, reportedly, and shot it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump up on each other and they were fighting. >> the officer is a canine officer. so that's probably as good as you can get in someone knowing about dogs. two, the dog was posing a significant threat. >> reporter: the mayor said when the dog was shot it was not near any people. there is conflicting reports on who pulled the trigger. the officer is said to first try using a
throughout the afternoon. sterling, virginia coming in at 78 degrees, herndon about the same. quantico coming in at 81. 71 degrees by 9:00 a.m., 67 by 11:00, waking up and walking out tohe door around 7:00 a.m., 61 degrees, with plenty of sunshine. more nice weather to come. and three, three tropical systems to talk about. i'llreak it down for you coming up. >> busy out ere. >> when we come right back. a local man is found murdered in florida, and the bizarre circumstances surrounding his death continue t unfold tonight. >>> bus drivers spend a second day on strike, causing a problem for commuters. a battle over technology keeping them from getting behin the wheel. >>> farewe to friday's? who's considering giving state workers a day off to cut budget costs. words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hoteor restaurant workers who lost the jobsto the spi. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf d that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means workin
guard armory on east capital street. in virginia, the police and fire departments are holding a road dedication. a portion of washington boulevard adjacent to the pentagon will be renamed the 9/11 heroes memorial highway. you can get more information on all of these events by visiting nbcwashington.com. just search 9/11 events. >>> it's feeling a lot like fall out there but we could get some showers this weekend. >> yeah. let's check in with doug kammerer. are we still on for sunday with a little rain? >> we're still on for sunday with a little rain. maybe a little more rain now. that rain may actually last through part of the evening hours. a lot of people don't want to hear that. let's show you what's happening. first off, 75 degrees. that's the current temperature. the humidity around 39%. we have seen a lot of cloud cover across much of the area today. especially from the district up toward the north. right now on live digital doppler, no rain to talk about. it will be dry the rest of the night. it will be dry tomorrow as well. the temperatures out there, a little on the cool sid
, there's the underground fire being dealt with. 95 northbound in virginia seeing growi growing volume between newington and springfield. >>> we have another traffic alert for you this morning. get ready for more chankds changes on the 14th street bridge next week. >>> icc is almost done. how you can be one of first people to use the highway but america saves on dunkin', america runs on dunkin', with three freshly baked bagel twists for only $3, like our delicious new tomato basil or sweet chocolate chip, so grab three for 3 today. [ ding! ] >>> police at the university of maryland will be stepping up patrols after attacks involving students. three students were beaten and robbed on campus last weekend. those attacks happened as they were waiting for a shuttle bus during the early morning hours. the prince george's county police department and the university are now considering forming a task force to help fight the problem. >>> for the fourth time it year, a metro bus driver is accused of misconduct. kingston is accused of grabbing a woman with cerebral palsy as she escorted her off t
for a rematch against martin o'mally. a northern virginia man will be at utah supreme court today in hopes of gaining custody of his daughter. his daughter was adopted and taken to utah without his permission. his girlfriend gave birth last year without telling him and put emma up for adoption. >> it is now 5:06 on this thursday morning. outside we have 62 degrees. >> still ahead, are you ready for some football? the regular season begins tonight. we have a preview coming up in sports. >> plus some shocking allegations in the race for d.c. mayor. the story every voter needs to see. >> it is feeling little fall-like out there. my "me time" is when i thought i parked on level 2. or maybe 8? my "me time" is when there's a 10% chance of rain! [ cellphone rings ] my "me time" is when he doesn't get the hint. ♪ my "me time"... [ bang ] is when everybody's takin' shots at me. [ male announcer ] discover you time anytime. mccafé your day with a mcdonald's frappé. smooth and icy caramel or mocha blended just for you and topped with a decadent drizzle. "me time"! [ male announcer ] the simple jo
and west virginia, it's banned until further notice. what contributes to that is dry air, 11% humidity, and the wind. 25-mile per hour winds at national. 19 at andrews. 29 up in martinsburg and 28 in winchester. still a little bit gusty with the wind. they'll settle down a little bit. look at the relative humidity. it's up to 12% now. 15% in manassas and 17% at andrews. i mean that is some kind of drive for us. tonight, clear skies, breezy, and cooler. turn off the ac, open the windows. i wouldn't open the windows too far, though, or too much in the suburbs. low 50s tonight. low 60s downtown and winds calm down to a reasonable northwest 10 to 15. lows tonight inside the beltway, very comfortable. low to mid 60s and then 50s in college park. mid 50s in bowie. up to the north, 55 in reston and 53 in leesburg. tomorrow morning, mostly sunny, breezy and cool. 50s and 60s to start. and by afternoon, mostly sunny, breezy. spectacular. highs near 80 and winds northwesterly. next seven days, 79 tomorrow. breezy and spectacular. upper 70s on friday. low 80s on saturday. thank you for the e-mail
, chuck. >>> up next, why is a democrat with a 70% job approval rating going negative in the west virginia senator's race? >>> and attention political junkies. do you recognize this ad? well, the players may be different but the candidate behind it hoping it will have the same impact. it's a north carolina senate race. >>> but first, our "washington speak." open source, believe it or not, intelligence officials are not always operating in secret. they often look at open source information. what is it? it's information that is available to the public. like from newspapers or the internet. in the news today, as we told you, the fbi warning that extremists could retall yit against the organizers of saturday's planned koran burning. the fbi says the information is based on open sources. it also means chat rooms, they monitor everything. anyway, if you have "washington speak" to clarify, send us an open source e-mail today. [ animals calling ] ♪ [ pop ] [ man ] ♪ well, we get along ♪ yeah, we really do - ♪ and there's nothing wrong - [ bird squawks ] ♪ with what i feel for you ♪ i c
that win against virginia tech. >>> in baseball, the rays dropped the red sox. the yankees lost against to the orioles. red sox are nine back. in the national league, if phillies booes beat the marlins to take the top spot over the braves for the first time since may. >>> strange game between the brewers and the cardinals last night. the umpire tosses pitching coach dave duncan for arguing balls and strikes. that's one thing. later in the bottom of the fifth, davidson ejects chris dickerson for passing his helmet after a called third strike. that's still okay. but he's not done here. in the seventh oinding, davidson says, i've gone after coaches, i've gone after players, he's going to start throwing fans out of the building. he goes to a fan behind home plate. can you do this? he throws a fan out of the stand for heckling. security comes down. a little thinned skinned, are we? security comes down, he had great seats, too. you hate to give those up. the fan was given a standing ovation by the brewers crowd. the brewers won the game, 4-2. >>> coming up at the top of the our on "morning jo
. police are still looking for a motive. his bike and ipod were stolen. >>> and in virginia, a school volunteer is behind bars. the 75-year-old george vall turned himself interest in to cops. the incident happened in may in fairfax county. >>> and metro has a change of heart. still ahead, why the transit system may scrap the plan to slash the price of smart trip cards. >>> and the president's right- hand man may leave washington to be mayor of the windy city. find out who is giving rahm emmanuel his blessings. >>> and detained in iran for more than a year. there is word one of the american hikers is coming home. >> word from iran tonight, one of the three jailed american hikers will be released this saturday. and the relief will mark the end of the islamic holy month. the three who were detained in 2009 accused of espionage. the families say they were simply hikeing in iraq and accidentally crossed the border the white house said jobs and the economy are the top items on the president's agenda. the number of people applying for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 451,000, the
in the northern areas such as maryland, northern virginia. down to the south, all sunshine. we're going to continue to see more sunshine through evening tonight and into the next couple of days as well. by 9:00, 72 degrees. we will be cooling off fairly rapidly. 67 by 11:00. 59 when you wake up tomorrow morning in the city. most areas will wake up into the low 50s. it is going to be a little bit of a chill in the air. tomorrow, a little more fall-like by 7:00 a.m. plenty of sunshine. the temperatures around 60. tomorrow, just about everybody will stay in the 70s. and as i mentioned, we need to see some rain. when do we get it? i'll show it to you. >> thank you, doug. >>> there is some encouraging news on the jobs market. the labor department said the number people signing up for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in two months. 450,000 first time jobless claims were filed last week. that's a smaller number than analyst a analysts had predict and a possible sign for a recovery. that brings positive news on u.s. export. the dow gained 29.way to. the s&p 500 five points high
and including 9 in virginia. they recognize school where students achieve at high levels or schools making significant progress in closing the gaps in achievement. >> no excuses, the high expectations and many schools are working in tough communities and you're overcoming the challenges because you believe in students and their potential to do extraordinarily well academically. >> go to www.myfoxdc.com and click on web links to see more. >>> seems some fans can't get enough of "american idol" runner-up crystal bowersox. >> she is a victim of identity theft. what is being done to curb the crime in 15 minutes. >>> plus, if you have had a tough time getting through a meal in a crowded restaurant, this is for you. the owners are pulling the plug on screaming kids. next.  >> a wedding in taiwan is about celebrating the number 9. 163 couples exchanged wedding rings and kissed at 9 minutes past 9 yesterday and many believe that september 9th of the chinese year 99 carries special significance for lovers and presents the 99th year of the republic of china. >>> a contentio
. saturday night, just a risk of showers moving in. particularly virginia, west virginia and across our region late saturday night into sunday morning. that's when we'll have a chance of a few showers. northwest winds. and small craft advisory again through the afternoon. bay temp in the mid- to upper 70s. tonight, then, clear. still a little breezy early on. winds will die down. low 50s. upper 40s in the suburban areas. mid- to upper 50s in the city. tomorrow, sunshine, all day long. only near 75. absolutely a beautiful day coming up tomorrow. >> okay. looking gorgeous. >>> still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. tornadoes and flooding. a powerful storm claims lives in texas. where the system is headed next. >>> wild ride. a maryland woman charged with running over two people and crashing into a restaurant. how it happened. >>> i'm mike schuh, in edgewood, harford county. this police station serves the area of harford county with the worst crime. can moving out of this converted convenience store help? this story when e e,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is just before 6:30. 75 degrees with
there. farther to the west, still in the 60s in much of western maryland. panhandle of west virginia and shenandoah valley. it seems almost wintry. these are the current dew points. they are in the 40s. this is the driest day we have had in a long time, since even about have the summer. we have dry weather all the way down to the atlantic beaches too. this continues to come in on some northwest breezes. these are the latest wind gusts. they have been around 20 to 25 miles an hour gusts. as we look at the other temperatures, out of the mountains, still in the low 60s. eastern shore, east of the bay and away from the waters, still near 70 degrees. all this coming from high pressure, which continues to move in off the great lakes. it is assisted by an area of low pressure spinning away over eastern new england and northern new england. that lull combined with this area of high pressure giving us a little bit of blustery wind. these are the remnants of tropic tropical storm hermine. this high pressure is going to hold forth for the next couple of days. some of the moisture will be along
has sentenced rios to 10 years in prison. there is no parole in the federal system. >>> a virginia man accused of a crash that killed a nun last month is now charged with murder. carlos montano was already charged with driving under the influence. now the grand jury has handed up murder charges. he already had two duis and was in the middle of deportation when he hit two nuns. >>> a columbia man is charged with an apartment fire. he stabbed his wife and set her house on fire. their four children were not home when the fire was started. and now she is is in baltimore. police will take him into custody once he is released from the hospital. >>> at least 130 homes have been torched by the massive wildfire in boulder, colorado. ainsley earhart has more. >> reporter: fire crews are struggling to get control of a massive wire west of boulder, colorado. >> we have to wait until we feel like we have control of it and we just don't have control yet and it's based on safety. >> reporter: 50,000 gallons of retardant were put on the flames. >> we have several propane tanks that firefighters need t
tomorrow afternoon, heading from iowa to virginia." with a theme throughout the papers this morning, divided government. a response to the president's weekly radio address yesterday, "can the two parties work together in the next congress"? for republicans, 202-737-0001. for democrats, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. yesterday from "the washington post," based on a weekly radio address and internet address yesterday -- host: also this morning, "politics and policy." host: we will get your phone calls in a moment, but first year is the president yesterday in his weekly address. >> many of the republican leaders were amongst the architects of the failed policy. grounded in the same moral philosophy, cut the taxes for millionaires and billionaires, cut the rules for wall street, cut loose the middle class to fend for itself. that is the echo of a disastrous decade that we cannot afford to relive. host: paul pearson has this, "cough up in the middle. what is a president who do"? "had the president realized earlier that he never could have won over corporate america, he nev
. this morning, obama holds a backyard chat in falls church, virginia, about health care reform so the president this morning is putting the spotlight on new benefits that kick in, as you said, tomorrow called the patient's bill of rights. the provisions include free immunizations for kids, no more lifetime health insurance coverage limits. no denial of coverage to kids with pre-existing conditions and young adults will be able to stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26. now, these are significant. but a reminder, most of the big pricey changes like requiring everyone to have insurance don't kick in until 2014. so some changes tomorrow but the rest down the road. >> all right. julie live for us in d.c. thanks very much for that update. >> poll showing most americans don't know what's in the health care bill. that's part of the problem. >> that's right. it will dribble out over the next couple of years. all right, we're starting to learn what is in bob woodward's brand new and as brian mentioned 16 books. 15 have been best sellers. that's it right there called "obama's war." essentially
tried across golf courses in northwest florida. >>> a flilg victory against tenth ranked virginia tech, boise state picking up number one votes and a lot of people think they are the best team in the country. >> seriously? >> they are creeping up on ohio state. only 13 points behind the buckeyes for the number two spot. alabama is down seven from the preseason poll. despite the fact they won by 58 points on saturday. >> come on. >> who does alabama play this week? >> penn state. >> who does boise state play? gene autry university? >> they are tough this year. >> it's a jv team. >> in oregon. >> pensacola community college, actually, i think. seriously, boise state. they play one team and we have to hear about them all year. i'm not knocking boise, people. boysy boise are some of the best people in the world. >> you always say that. >> i do. do i not say boysy people are some of the best people in the world? >> stop his mouth! >> stop it! >> please. i'm going to have to ask you. there is a -- >> oh? >>> strange game. brewers and cardinals. umpire bob davidson was having a bad night. som
is on schedule. stations should reopen in time for tomorrow's trip back to work. meantime some virginia d.m.v. employees will be going back to work. 14 offices will be open today from 8:00 a.m. to noon to help clear a backlog of drivers license transactions. the d.m.v. couldn't process them for a week because of a computer glitch. fair oaks, wood bridge are just two of the d.m.v.'s that will be >>> yo, taylor, i'm really happy for you. i'll let you finish. but beyonce had one of the best is videos of all time. >> that was cringe-worthy wasn't it? >> even beyonce is cinking. kanye stealing the spotlight from taylor swift during her acceptance speech. just days away. >> you're wondering why we're playing it now. kanye has come out now saying he's really sorry. over and over on the twitter page, he's saying to taylor, please forgive me. he hopes his music base, his fan base, is listening, too. >> and no word yet whether taylor has accepted the apology. good morning, meramerica, juju chang. >> george and robin are back today. they're back tomorrow. >>> also new this morning, the new side effe
conditions, congested, and deficient bridges maryland and virginia and room for deficient bridges maryland and virginia and room for with three freshly baked bagel twists for only $3, like our delicious new tomato basil or sweet chocolate chip, so grab three for 3 today. [ ding! ] ♪ work for me work, work ♪ ♪ work for me work, work ♪ ♪ work for me work, work ♪ >>> work with me. we want to work with you. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos, here with robin roberts. and we're using that music because we have a special, new series, starting out. we want to get all of you involved. we want to get into your workplace. we want to know all about it. we're going to tell you about this new project coming up. there's an essay you have to write. and we may be coming to where you work. you may be coming to where we work. how many times can i say work? >>> also this morning, our new series "vanished," looks at the mystery of lindsey baum, the washington state girl, who disappeared on her way from a friend's house. lindsey has been missing for over a year now. her 12th birthday
the stakes are. there is a patchwork across the country ranging from two states, kentucky and virginia that are meles disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. if you are convicted of a felony when you are 18 years old, you lose the right to vote for life in the states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights, and give to go through all application procedure and its at his discretion. he decides to get to vote in his state. not surprisingly, under some governors, that number drops precipitously. other -- under others, it goes up. it is purely discretionary and entirely under the governor's control. and the result of hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised. there is a disproportionate impact on people of color. one in four black men are disenfranchised in virginia because of this law. we are working to try to change that, but they're still two states that disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. 10 states permit alley disenfranchise some people -- florida, alabama, mississippi, ariz. -- there are prominent disenfranchisem
, preparations are under way. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. bob mcdonald activated the national guard, sending 200 troops to the chesapeake bay area. the postal service is delivering social security checks early to the coastal area of north carolina, virginia, maryland, delaware and new york. and the u.s. navy returning home from somalia, rushed to get home to virginia, ahead of the bad weather. on this beach, even the sea turtle nests were picked up and moved for safety. and surf's up in wrights head, north carolina. but it's extremely rough. and tourists are told to get out. now. >> they kicked us out this morning. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> back to jersey. >> reporter: with hurricane earl so close to the coastline, the entire east coast is threatened. if this storm jogs a little bit one way or the other, it will make a huge difference in which areas are affected. here at atlantic beach, herb and cindy know better. they're not taking any chances, moving their furniture indoors. since you've b
to washington or virginia. police believe palmer is trafrling with a woman in 1ewb 10 tag numbers with a woman. police say palmer is considered dangerous and they are asking thin with information to c >> welcome back. i'm tony pann. we are getting rain, and as we head into the morning and afternoon, the rain showers will taper off. it should be dry, cloudy skies, with high temperatures between 70 and 75. sunset this evening at 7:20. skies will change overnight and it will turn cooler, but seasonnably cool with a light northwest wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. looks like a nice start to the workweek on monday. partly cloudy skies. 20 or 30% chance of a shower on tuesday. that's not a big deal. the next best chance for rain beyond today will go into friday and the end of the week. high temperatures when we get to the beginning of next weekend. >> tazz, tony. thank you for joining us. "11 news saturday morning" continues in 25 minutes. >>> we're back on this sunday morning. september 12th, 2010. outside on the plaza i'm jenna wolf with carl quintanilla filling in for lester this morning. and doin
of the blazes. >>> investigators now suspect foul play in a barn fire in west virginia. it broke out behind the charlestown racetrack. it's believed an accelerant may have been used. >>> and while you were sleeping, bge and public works crews tried to restore outages. that was because of a power outage in reisterstown. 1500 customers were without electricity and an unknown number without water service. everything should be back to normal. >> and history's been made at bwi. more passengers have taken flight there and kai has more. >> reporter: from sun up to sundown. jets ferry passengers in and out of the airport. and now, the officials say that 2 million people flew through the airport in july. it's an all time record for passenger traffic in july. for our customers, this is yesterday, another indication of the strength of the airport itself. we offer an excellent customer service. >> how do you grade an airport on the customer efficiency. >> how long you have to wait to get through security and when you also arrive. >> reporter: this represents an increase in the passengers and the fees c
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